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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1912, Image 2

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court bailiffs, reporters antfa cu
rious" grinning crowd of apccta-tors
'.1 ' y oT the county jalfTVere you
Erbstein standsJS feet 6 inches
in h)gri-heeled shoes, -Weighs 99
pounds with his-clothes"on, and
has a reafch of 61 inches.
Johnsdn stands 6 feet and
'iftches in 1iis stocking eet, weighs
219 pounds stripped, and has a
reach of 75j4 inches
Johnson takes the stand
Erbstein.1 "What is your
Johnson: "Jawn Artha John
, on.
Erbstein: ,fO-o-oh, Jaw-awn
.Artha-a-a-Johnsing! Wait till I
write it down the way you say
Johnson "Your Honah, I "
Erbstein: "I object to that
black person talking while I am
examining him,"
Judge Goodnow: 'The defense
wjU confine himself to answering
Mr. Erbstein's questions, and let
his attorney do his talking'
Erbstein ; "What isyour oc
cupation?" Johnson : ''Heavyweight
'champion of the world,"
Erbstein; "Why don't you
put the "ex" before it?"
Johpsorr: "Your Honah, I-"
Erbstein; f'l must ask your
Honor to reprimand this person."
Jude Goodnow; "Pledse an
swer only'the questions address
ed to yw. Do not address the
court," '
Erbstein: "On the day of No
vember 8 1912, you were in ihe-
Johnson: nAh was'
Erbstein: "What wereyou
doing there?" Q
Johnson: "Ah was being, taken
tq jail. Jjt was the first ;tfrneh
Erbstein (darkly) : "It wont
be the last time." ! ;
Johnson: "Your Honah. "
Jtrbstein; "I object to this
person talking' at all." "
Judge Goodnow : "please con
fine "yourself to answering fflf.
Erbstein's questions"
Erbstein: "Who was taking
you "to jail?"
Johnson : "United States Mar
shals Northrup and Dopovan'
Erbstein: 5'Wno was with'
you besides hem?,r
jonnson: "un, joe .Levy,
Erbstein :tf Who is Joe Levy?"
Johnson : "Oh a little Jewish
boy friend of mine."
Erbstein: "Joe Levy's white
then, is he?"
Johnson (sullenly) : "Yes."
Erbstein : "Levy's pretty; close
to you, isn't lie? He's your sec
retary in fact?"
Johnsonr "He's mah confidenr
shul money man1
Erbstein : "Ah, your confiden
shul money man."
Johnson: "That's if
Erbstein: "Levy often sleeps
with you, doesn't he?'1
'Beerly : "I object to that, your
Honor. Ithasn'tgot anything to
do with the case."
Johnson (before Judge Good
now could rule) : "He does."

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